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#sparkchamber 061118 — Sarah Hollingsworth

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Creativity isn’t so much about what you do, as that you do it. It’s the spark, the light, the fire that fuels the continuation, or the re-direction, or the reboot. #sparkchamber is all about that, as is today’s guest, Sarah Hollingsworth. A mom first, yogi forever, and artist always, Sarah does it all.   

Raising three dynamic teenagers, she is Senior Content Developer for Pizza Hut’s corporate office. A former gym rat and roller derby queen, she continues to challenge herself physically [plus mentally and spiritually] at Mysore Dallas with the second series of Ashtanga yoga … and is recently certified to teach. She fills her “free time” creating vegan treats, and drawing and painting. 

Inspired by a pop-surrealist style, and propelled by indie/art rock, electronica, and downtempo alternative music, she pulls different techniques from her favorite artists. The results, though, are one-of-a-kind. As each of us is.

1.] Where do ideas come from?

I get my ideas from all sorts of places. Depends on what the ideas are in relation to. I paint, so a lot of my ideas come from music and inspiration from other artists. Meditation and my dreams provide a lot of ideas for different things.

2.] What is the itch you are scratching? 

I have been listening to music while I paint and letting the music push and pull me in different emotions and thoughts during the process.

3.] Early bird or night owl, tortoise or hare? 

I’m an early bird. I get more done in the morning than later in the day. Most of the time I’m the hare who speeds through and has to backtrack to be the tortoise. Most of the ideas come to me in the morning.

4.] How do you know when you are done?

It’s hard for me to complete a piece when painting/drawing. Usually, I know it’s complete when I give it to someone as a gift. Or if a piece is commissioned then I absolutely finish it